A cobbler consists of a biscuit-like dough baked over top of a fruit filling. This recipe offers a great way to use up your summer peaches and is much easier to make than a traditional pie.

Yield: Serves 4.



  • 4 1/2 cups sliced peeled peaches
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled and cubed
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • Sugar


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients (peaches through nutmeg).
  2. Spoon peach mixture into a greased shallow 2 quart (2 L) baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 400ºF for 15 minutes or until peach mixture is hot and bubbly.
  3. Meanwhile, to prepare biscuit topping, combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, soda and salt in a bowl.
  4. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Add buttermilk and stir just until combined.
  6. Remove dish from oven and uncover.
  7. Drop 1/4 cup measures of dough evenly on top of peach mixture.
  8. Lightly sprinkle additional sugar over dough.
  9. Continue baking, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until biscuits are golden and a cake tester inserted in centre of biscuit comes out clean. Serve warm.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

496 calories, 13.8 g fat, 7.3 g protein, 88.9 g carbohydrate, 3.8 g fibre, 575 mg sodium